The Goathouse Refuge is a 501(c)3 non-profit no-kill animal sanctuary dedicated to providing care and finding homes for hundreds of homeless cats. We are located in Pittsboro, NC, and are open daily from 12 - 3:30.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Cats of the Week: Orville and Wilbur

Meet The White Brothers: Orville and Wilbur! These friendly fellows are a lively pair of beautiful all-white brothers. Orville has blue eyes, Wilbur has green eyes, and both of them are completely lovable. These cats were literally minutes from death's door at a public shelter when the Goathouse rescued them last fall.

They are about 18 months old now and while they still have wonderful and affectionate personalities, they have calmed down a lot since they were kittens. They love playing with each other, with other cats, and with people. Orville and Wilbur are very bonded to each other and must be adopted as a pair. Come meet them soon!

See more photos of these very photogenic brothers!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cat of the Week: Alton

Alton came to the Goathouse Refuge in 2008 as part of a family of farm cats rescued a mile down the road from the Refuge. He was the cat the owner of the farm said would be the hardest to bring in because he was so "shy."

Well, Alton is shy no more. He is one of the sweetest cats you will ever meet. He loves attention and is always looking for a head and back rub. If, by chance, you pass him by without any attention, he'll kindly remind you that he's here and ready to be petted by meowing loudly and looking up at you with eyes as sweet as sugar.

Alton is a handsome white and black cat with a cute little smudge on his nose. This easy-going fellow loves his cat friends and would be happiest in a home where he has other cats to lounge around with. Alton was two years old in June 2010.

Come meet him! We guarantee that you will fall in love with this little guy.

See more photos of Alton.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cat of the Week: Abel

When you visit the Goathouse Refuge, there are some cats you are sure to meet because they are so out-going. Tom, Jerry, Lizzy, and Alex are among the cats who always run up to welcome our visitors. There are other cats who are just as friendly but you might have to walk around the Refuge to find them. One of these cats is Abel and it's well worth taking the time to look for this fine fellow (you can often find him relaxing along the fence next to the road).

Abel is a young orange tabby with an adorable round head. He's a handsome, sweet, and loving cat who loves to be held and will purr when you pick him up. He'll be a perfect lapcat for some lucky person. Abel is also a great choice for a family with children because he's so laid-back and gentle. He's a wonderful cat in every way - come meet him soon!

See more photos and a video of Abel.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Burrito Bash!

Never been to a Reverse Raffle before? Then you are in for a treat! They are loads of fun. The suspense builds throughout the evening because it isn't the first number called that is the winner, it's the last! The winner can choose between $3,000 or two weeks accomodation in Tuscany.

Plus, there will be chances to obtain a second ticket for a small amount of money and other fun happenings throughout the evening. Only 100 tickets are being sold so you have a great chance of holding the winning number and if you act soon, you can even purchase your own special lucky number! If you have questions or need more information, please email You don't have to be present to win but try to come because it will be so much fun.

Spoiler Alert - there are now two additional trips you could pick from if you are the winner. They are a surprise but we'll give you a hint...they both have something to do with animals!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Cat of the Week: Annabella

UPDATE: Annabella was adopted in January 2011. Yay!

Look at this beautiful girl. Annabella is a fancy and elegant kitty with fluffy black-and-white fur. She was just a hair's breath away from death at Animal Control when the Goathouse Refuge scooped her up and brought her home. She's a sweet, friendly, and independent lady who gets along with other cats. Annabella loves people; she enjoys attention, playing, petting, and even belly rubs, but she's also happy doing her own thing. Annabella would make a great companion for someone who is looking for a friendly and easy-going housecat.

Annabella is five years old, and she's been at the Goathouse Refuge for three years now. That's a long time to wait for a forever home! While she is happy at the Refuge where she is taken care of and receives attention from the volunteers, we can't help but wish that Annabella had a home of her very own, where she could sleep in a real bed with a human friend who loves and adores her.

View more photos (and videos) of lovely Annabella.